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27
Oct
2019

Catholics in Colorado held their first Sunday Masses today since a comprehensive investigation about sexual abuse by priests over the past seven decades. Parishioners at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs said they were upset by the ...

24
Oct
2019

[Episcopal News Service] Howard White Jr., a former Episcopal priest who was previously convicted of molesting a student during his time as a chaplain at a Rhode Island boarding school, pleaded guilty on Oct. 21 to 15 charges of child sexual ...

23
Oct
2019

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Parish priests will be stripped of their power over hundreds of Catholic schools in Melbourne, with the archbishop to take sole authority from next year as the church responds to new laws that enable survivors of sexual abuse to sue ...

17
Oct
2019

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KAYSVILLE, Utah — A bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is being held without bail after investigators said they located thousands of images of child pornography at his home, and investigators believe he may have ...

5
Oct
2019

Almost 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the ...

18
Sep
2019

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Corpus Christi was where sexually repressed men could “act out” with each other, living double lives, then transfer their attentions to the most innocent in their flocks. ...

17
Sep
2019

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A Catholic priest left a 14-year-old boy in a seminary common room with several other boys before another priest came and "selected" him for abuse, says an explosive new statement of claim. ...

9
Sep
2019

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by shame but ...

27
Aug
2019

(WLUK) -- A former Franciscan brother and Fox Valley Catholic school teacher is under criminal investigation for multiple acts of felony child sexual assault in three states, including Wisconsin. According to SNAP (Survivors Network of those ...

14
Aug
2019

UPDATE:  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over ...

14
Aug
2019

A Catholic mission on Staten Island was a hellish house of horrors where priests, nuns and staff abused destitute children for decades, a new lawsuit filed Wednesday charges. Seven adult men and women charged in a 127-page lawsuit that they ...

13
Aug
2019

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SAN DIEGO -- Bishop Robert McElroy gathered all 2,500 employees of the San Diego Catholic Diocese Tuesday to announce an expansion of the fight against sexual abuse of children wherever it occurs. "Confront and stop' child sexual abuse any where ...

13
Aug
2019

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The former director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Buffalo is among a group of clergy named publicly for the first time in lawsuits filed on behalf of sexual abuse victims. The law firms of Jeff Anderson and ...

12
Aug
2019

WASHINGTON — A year-long investigation by the Hearst Television National Investigative Unit has uncovered new allegations of child sexual abuse and decades-long cover-ups inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization in the United ...

9
Aug
2019

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HAGATNA, Guam — Isolated on an emerald green hunk of volcanic rock closer to Tokyo than Honolulu, people on the U.S. territory of Guam like to joke that whatever happens on the mainland takes a long time to reach them. While the U.S. Catholic ...

4
Aug
2019

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MENDOZA, Argentina — Ezequiel Villalonga signs frantically with his hands to express the power he feels after years of suffering now that the priests whom he and other former students at an Argentine institute for the deaf accuse of abuse are ...

1
Aug
2019

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child ...

5
Jul
2019

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - He is the leader of La Luz Del Mundo church but now, Joaquin Garcia is behind bars accused of human trafficking and much more. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Tuesday that mega-church leader ...

4
Jul
2019

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TORONTO - A 32-year-old man sexually assaulted at least three children at two Toronto churches and filmed the incidents last year, police alleged Thursday as they asked for the public's help in identifying more potential victims. Toronto police ...

19
Jun
2019

(RNS) — Day and overnight camps are a staple of summer, a welcome relief for working parents. But they can also present opportunities for sexual predators. Last week, Noah Paradis, 19, a staffer at a LifeWay camp in Arizona, was arrested on ...